Events: May 2011

We’re obviously excited for the Contact Photography Festival here at Knock Twice, but the month of May has a lot of other cool stuff going for it too. (That being said, do be sure to check out as much of the Contact Festival as you can….)

Hot Docs Film Festival

Artists: Alan Zweig, Eric Strauss, Jenifer McShane, Aaron Walker, and more

Runs: April 28 – May 8, 2011

Description: A Canadian international documentary film festival, with screenings all over the city. (Tip: check out the Late-Night Pass for $1 tickets!)

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The Show Off: OCAD University’s 96th annual Graduate Exhibition (group)

Opening: Thursday, May 5, 6:30 to 10 p.m.

Runs: May 5 to 8, 2011

Gallery: OCAD University – 100 McCaul Street, Toronto

Description: “An eclectic mix of more than 500 graduating students working in twelve undergraduate programs, the annual Graduate Exhibition transforms the university’s main building and the Sharp Centre for Design into the biggest exhibition of the year.”

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Don River and Stillwater (Surendra Lawoti and Chris Boyne)

Opening: Saturday, April 30, 2:00–5:00 pm

Runs: April 30–June 4

Gallery: Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography – 401 Richmond, suite 120

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Sunday Scene

Speakers: Kim Simon, Abbas Akhavan, Derek Knight, Melissa Bennett, Crystal Mowry

Runs: Every Sunday

Gallery: The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery – 231 Queens Quay West

Description: ” Every Sunday, speakers from the world of art and beyond offer their responses to the current exhibitions, drawing provocative connections between the programs and broader cultural and intellectual debates.”

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Radio Without Boundaries Conference

Runs: May 27- 29, 2011

Gallery: New Adventures in Sound Art – Artscape Wychwood Barns – 601 Christie Street, Studio #252

Description: Exploring the many potentials, boundaries and artist perspectives of radio and transmission art, the 2011 line-up of international radio art luminaries includes Jonathan Goldstein (CBC Radio’s Wiretap), Colin Black (Frequency Oz, Australia), Nora Young (CBC Radio’s Spark), Matt Smith (Can), Hank Bull (Can), Roman Mars (REMIX Radio from PRX, USA), Gregory Whitehead (USA), Darsha Hewitt (Can), Shea Shackelford (USA), Peter Courtemanche (Can) plus many more.

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